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POSTED ON: February 21, 2023

Need an Elder Law Attorney? Seniors are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. They can fall victim to a range of scams, abuse and misconduct. They may also lack the ability to speak out and be heard. Unfortunately, the combination of these factors can lead to tragic outcomes. With an experienced elder law attorney, you can provide seniors with the advocacy they need to ensure their rights are protected.

Seasons’ recent article entitled “Finding an elder care lawyer” explains that elder law encompasses all areas of legal representation and advocacy that involve the elderly population. These areas include:

  • Estate planning
  • Medicaid planning
  • Disability
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Elder abuse, Fraud, and Neglect
  • End-of-life planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Long-term-care planning
  • Social Security benefits
  • Nursing homes

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That’s just a start. Elder care law specifically deals with legal issues concerning elder care, such as your senior’s well-being in nursing homes and long-term-care facilities.

It can be hard to know if your senior needs legal representation. That’s because they often find it difficult to speak out. They may also be unaware of the hazardous situations they’re in. For instance, a senior being scammed doesn’t necessarily know they’re being scammed. A senior may also not be aware of their rights at a nursing home.

As a result, it’s smart to contact an elder care attorney as soon as you suspect an issue. In addition to elder abuse, your senior might need the help of an elder care attorney in filing a claim with Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

A senior may want to create a durable power of attorney, or your family might need help establishing a conservatorship.

Need an Elder Law Attorney?- book a call with The Law Offices of Claude S. Smith, III

Reference: Seasons (Aug. 30, 2022) “Finding an elder care lawyer”

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